Cricket

Wolvaardt steers Proteas women to series win

2016-08-10 08:40
Laura Wolvaardt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A century by Laura Wolvaardt, 95 by Trisha Chetty and a five-wicket-haul by Suné Luus saw the Proteas women complete a comprehensive, 67-run victory over Irealnd at Malahide in Dublin on Tuesday.

Wolvaardt’s 105 came off 125 deliveries (14 fours) and Chetty’s score off 130 balls, including nine fours.

The pair put on a 192-run opening stand to lead South Africa to 260/6 after electing to bat first.

Mignon du Preez added 22 (13) and Lara Goodall 19 (20) to round off the day’s most notable batting contributions.

Ireland’s batting reply was snuffed out by a ferocious Luus, who was taking no prisoners. Her five wickets came off 36 runs with good assistance from Ayabonga Khaka who chipped in with 2/31.

17-year-old Wolvaardt became the youngest South African ever to score a century in international cricket.

The tourists take an unassailable, 3-0 lead in the four-match ODI series.

The visitors will look to end the series on a high and complete a whitewash when they meet in the last match on Thursday (11 August).

   

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